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Abyssinian Institute for Christian Education

The Abyssinian Institute for Christian Education (AICE) offers courses that speak to the complexities of contemporary life and promote a life-long process of strengthening Christian faith.


AICE’s mission: To support the walk of faith by encouraging a quest for understanding; extend a relevant teaching ministry to Abyssinian members and the community-at-large; and seriously engage the relationship between faith and social witness.

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Core class offerings include Adult Bible Study, Youth Sunday School, Monday Afternoon Bible Study, Christian Parenting, and New Members classes.

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Core class offerings:
(212) 862-7474 ext. 216

AICE course offerings:
(212) 862-7474 ext. 203

Abyssinian Institute for Christian Education

“How much better to get wisdom than gold!” —Proverbs 16:16

Fall 2016 Courses

The Politics of Jesus                                                                                     

Instructor: Min. Rashad R. Moore
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00
                                                                                           9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/08, 11/22, 12/06

“…Jesus sought not only to heal people’s pain but also to inspire and empower people to remove the unjust social and political structures that too often    were the cause of their pain.”

The sidewalks of America are covered with the blood of Black people. From the streets of Ferguson to the contaminated water pipes of Flint, Black communities have recently faced the harsh reality of state-sanctioned genocide in 21st Century America. Where is Jesus in this moment? Through engaging discussions, lectures, and group reflections, this course will explore the revolutionary nature of Jesus who proclaimed a radical, economic, social, and political change for a people living under the force of the Roman Empire.

Required Book:  The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering The True Revolutionary Nature of the Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted.  Author: Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.

“Questionable Social Values” – The Book of James

Instructor: Min. Pamela D. Mason
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30                                                                                              
9/29, 10/06, 10/13, 10/20

How has the value systems of this world impacted the Christian faith today?

James teaches persecuted Christians how to stand firm in the midst of conflict.  His life lessons and practical advice for Christian communities served as a warning to those who had begun to adopt questionable social values that were not in line with the faith teachings of Jesus.  Join us as we elevate our faith by exploring the same guiding principles James offered Christians living outside of Palestine.

Declare and Decree – An Effectual Fervent Prayer Life  

Instructor: Min. Pamela D. Mason
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30                                                                                              11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1

How do we achieve the strength, focus and self-discipline needed to experience abundance in our lives when the enemy comes to lie, steal and destroy the promises of God?

When we begin to see ourselves the way God sees us, we learn to pray as heirs to a risen King who gave His life so that we might live in abundance, peace and love. Through this four-part workshop experience, we will explore what it means to put on the full armor of God, stand on God’s principles and pray God’s promises back to Him. Join us as we strengthen our witness of Christ by putting into practice what the scriptures teach us about faith-based prayers. If you saw the motion picture film, “War Room,” you won’t want to miss this special teaching series on the power of an effectual fervent prayer life.

Church Ladies Conversations

Instructor: Dr. Martia Goodson

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00                                                                                                                      11/8, 11/15

Joshua instructed the children of Israel to mark their safe crossing of the Jordan River by selecting stones for display so that future generations could see the stones and remember their past; and Ziggy Marley warns, “Don’t know your past, don’t know your future.” Join author Dr. Martia Goodson in searching Church Ladies: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era, an oral history of Harlem 1920-1970, for stone-lessons that Abyssinians can learn for our church’s future. This two-session course is especially for those who have read the book about Abyssinian women of the Powell years in Harlem and Washington, D.C. Learn details of that history, hear opinions and offer reactions to these reminiscences. You can also get your copy of Church Ladies signed by the author. Prepare today to Go West with increased knowledge of our past and an informed vision of our future.

AICE Course Registration Process

1, Click on the “Register for AICE” box on the upper left to register for your course

2. Fill out the registration form completely (do not leave any fields blank)

3, Click “Submit”

For more information or assistance with online registration, contact Assistant Minister for Christian Education Pamela D. Mason, at

 212.862.7474, Ext. 204


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